Seal Beach, CA (Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave)




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About Seal Beach, CA (Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is currently $2,292, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.6% of the neighborhoods in California.

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Seal Beach, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 100.0%, which is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

Furthermore, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 53.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.4% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood has more Lebanese and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 4.4% have Arab ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

With 12.0% of employed workers living in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 15.8% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood in Seal Beach are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, 44.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 32.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (15.8%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood in Seal Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (21.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (86.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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California 26.18

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Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
J. H. Mcgaugh Elementary School
1698 Bolsa Ave.
Seal Beach, CA, 90740
KG-05
Laurel High (continuation) School
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
09-12
Rossmoor Elementary School
3272 Shakespeare Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
4112 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
06-08
Los Alamitos High School
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
09-12
Los Alamitos Elementary School
10862 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Francis Hopkinson Elementary School
12582 Kensington Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Jack L. Weaver Elementary School
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Oak Middle School
10821 Oak St.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
06-08
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
11481 Foster Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05

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